Head of FBI press office accepted baseball tickets from CNN and New York Times reporters, lied under oath


Last updated 10/11/2019 at 4:27am

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters in Washington is seen July 11, 2018. Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times photo

Ivan Pentchoukov - The Epoch Times

Michael Kortan was the head of the FBI's Office of Public Affairs until his retirement early last year. During his tenure, he accepted baseball tickets from reporters with CNN and The New York Times and lied about the gifts under oath, according to the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General.

Kortan accepted three tickets from a CNN correspondent for Major League Baseball games in May and September 2016, the OIG determined. He also accepted a playoff game ticket from a New York Times reporter in October 2014.

Investigators flagged Kortan's com...

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